ESC 1981 – The Participants

ESC 1981 – The Participants

20 countries took part in the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest.

Cyprus made its debut and Israel and Yugoslavia returned to the competition, while Italy withdrew temporarily and Morocco disappeared again after just one appearance.

The 26th Eurovision Song Contest was held at the Simmonscourt Pavilion of the Royal Dublin Society on 4 April 1981.

List of participants

Country Artist / Title
1. Austria Marty Brem – Wenn du da bist
2. Turkey Modern Folk Trio & Ayşegül – Dönme dolap
3. Germany Lena Valaitis – Johnny Blue
4. Luxembourg Jean-Claude Pascal – C’est peut-être pas l’Amérique
5. Israel Habibi – Halayla
6. Denmark Tommy Seebach and Debbie Cameron – Krøller eller ej
7. Yugoslavia Seid Memić Vajta – Lejla
8. Finland Riki Sorsa – Reggae OK
9. France Jean Gabilou – Humanahum
10. Spain Bacchelli – Y sólo tú
11. Netherlands Linda Williams – Het is een wonder
12. Ireland Sheeba – Horoscopes
13. Norway Finn Kalvik – Aldri i livet
14. United Kingdom Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up
15. Portugal Carlos Paião – Play-back
16. Belgium Emly Starr – Samson
17. Greece Yiannis Dimitras – Feggari kalokerino
18. Cyprus Island – Monika
19. Switzerland Peter, Sue & Marc – Io senza te
20. Sweden Björn Skifs – Fångad i en dröm